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Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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China Medical University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 14, 2011
Last updated: August 15, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

According to WHO database, an average of 540 million people worldwide dies from smoking related diseases every year. The use of tobacco products may reduce the average life expectancy of about 15 years. The data of 2009 from Department of Health Bureau of Health showed 38.57% male adults and 4.75% female adults smoked in Taiwan. Studies about smoking rate within prison inmates were between 64-91.8%, which was over 3 times than the general population. Smoking cessation can lower the risks of smoking related health problems. Two thirds of smokers in Taiwan once tried smoking cessation but the success rate was about 5% every year.

In view of high smoking rate within prison inmates in Taiwan, Agency of Correction, Ministry of Justice announced a smoking cessation program for inmates in April 2010. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of this program and the difference of cessation success rate between various interventional methods, using questionnaires for smokers and smoking cessation clinics database.

Condition Intervention
Smoking Cessation Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates-A Case Study of a Prison in Central Taiwan

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Further study details as provided by China Medical University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking Cessation Rate [ Time Frame: 6 months after each subject's enrollment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Smoking Cessation Program Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program
Comparison of smoking cessation rate among different smoking cessation program


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prison inmates with age equal or more than 20 years old and have smoked for equal or more than one year
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01417793

Taichung Prison,Agency of Corrections, Ministry of Justice Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 40852
Contact: Yulung Chen    886-4-23814169      
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yulung Chen, M.D China Medical University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yulung Chen, China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01417793     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR100-IRB-129
Study First Received: August 14, 2011
Last Updated: August 15, 2011

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Smoking cessation rate processed this record on July 19, 2017